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READIN' AND WRITIN'

New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 1963

Author: Paula Bauersmith
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Paula Bauersmith has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 49-Down was missing. Added clue: "Tres ___." In keeping with the style of most puzzles then, did not put the accent over the "e."
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,026
Across Down
1. Makes one's choice. : OPTS
5. Exmoor outlaw. : DOONE
10. Adult insect. : IMAGO
15. Role in "The Green Pastures." : AARON
20. Site of Piglet's house. : POOHCORNER
22. American lyric poet. : SARATEASDALE
25. Incidental. : EPISODICAL
26. Satirist of 400 B.C. : ARISTOPHANES
27. Of the: It. : DEL
28. James of book and play fame. : AGEE
29. Coleridge's Khan. : KUBLA
31. East: Ger. : OST
32. Cloud. : MIST
33. Island country: Abbr. : ICEL
34. Aviator Post : WILEY
35. Out of kilter. : AMISS
37. Blends. : MELTS
39. Section of a triptych. : PANEL
40. 1931 heroine. : OLAN
41. Restore from evil. : HEAL
45. St. ___, Wren masterpiece. : PAULS
46. Character in "Oliver Twist." : FANG
47. Monarch in Pandemonium. : SATAN
49. Rouse. : BESTIR
51. Press. : URGE
52. ___ Lang Syne. : AULD
53. Grecian artifact. : URN
54. Capped: Bot. : PILEATE
55. Trygve. : LIE
56. Character from 1775 play. : MRSMALAPROP
60. Nine-eyes. : EEL
61. Theological degree. : STD
62. Roofing tiles. : PANTILES
64. Scene of a musical: Abbr. : OKLA
65. Earl of ___, Eden's title. : AVON
67. King of the Huns. : ATLI
68. Slunk (along). : SNEAKED
69. Money changing. : AGIO
70. "Streetcar" hero. : STAN
71. Intense. : DEEP
72. Moves forward. : NOSES
73. Figure in Aeschylus trilogy. : AGAMEMNON
75. Extinct Hawaiian birds. : MAMOS
77. Forward. : PERT
78. Chu ___ Chow. : CHIN
79. Readily. : SOON
80. Examines closely again. : RESIFTS
82. TV award. : EMMY
83. Swift. : DEAN
84. One of the Near Islands. : ATTU
85. ___ enough. : MORETHAN
86. Extinct bird. : MOA
87. Temporary pursuit. : FAD
88. Skiing turn. : CHRISTIANIA
91. "Act ___." : ONE
92. Midsummer Eve tradition. : BONFIRE
94. Cereal grass. : OAT
95. Bits of thread. : LINT
96. Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
97. Vehement. : ARDENT
98. French priests. : CURES
100. Depend on. : RELY
101. First name in the movies. : GREER
102. Caught sight of. : EYED
103. Heart. : CORE
104. Amphibians. : TOADS
106. Emerald or aquamarine. : BERYL
107. Small fish. : SPRAT
109. Sea or ocean. : BRINE
110. Author of Westerns. : GREY
111. Carnegie ___. : TECH
115. Ice: Ger. : EIS
116. Irish isles, scene of Flaherty film. : ARANS
117. Queen's name: Abbr. : ELIZ
118. Moreover. : AND
121. Dane's English theatre novel. : BROOMESTAGES
124. Poem of 1849. : ANNABELLEE
127. Recent English play. : ASPERNPAPERS
128. Theme of countless stories. : CINDERELLA
129. Oboes and clarinets. : REEDS
130. River through the Ardennes. : LESSE
131. Works of a modern artist. : KLEES
132. Mistress Tearsheet. : DOLL
1. Unclosed: Poet. : OPED
2. Master of the heroic couplet. : POPE
3. Trouble's partner. : TOIL
4. Soothing sounds. : SHS
5. Tricks. : DODGES
6. Bay window. : ORIEL
7. Whenever. : ONCE
8. Teacher's group. : NEA
9. Figure in Goethe ballad. : ERLKING
10. Namesakes of Henry James' "Lady." : ISABELS
11. Resembling clay. : MARLY
12. Melody. : ARIA
13. Argon. : GAS
14. Divan. : OTTOMAN
15. Wood. : ASH
16. Orlando's retainer. : ADAM
17. Gypsy lady. : RANI
18. Arena cheers. : OLES
19. Shelter. : NEST
21. Works in concert. : COACTS
23. Rose-red dye. : EOSIN
24. Living quarters: Abbr. : APTS
30. Mexican tree. : ULE
33. "Winnie ___ Pu." : ILLE
34. Landowska. : WANDA
35. Prominent citizen of Natal. : ALANPATON
36. Unfilled pie crust. : SHELL
37. Pulitzer prize poet. : MARIANNEMOORE
38. Noted conductor. : EUGENEORMANDY
39. Additions to military decorations. : PALMS
40. Another: Sp. : OTRO
42. Native of: Suffix. : ESE
43. Hit play and movie. : ATASTEOFHONEY
44. Tazewell's Christmas story (with "The"). : LITTLESTANGEL
45. Certain magazines. : PULPS
46. Joined. : FUSED
48. Atmosphere. : AURA
49. Tres ___. : BIEN
50. Dye again. : REDIP
52. Van Gogh subject. : ARLES
54. Laborer. : PEON
56. Dais device. : MIKE
57. Broadway name. : LOGAN
58. Actor Tamiroff. : AKIM
59. Rumanian city. : PLOESTI
63. Strikingly attractive: Colloq. : TASTY
66. Cliburn. : VAN
67. Give access. : ADMIT
69. Scene of battle in "Henry V." : AGINCOURT
70. Tom the tinker. : SNOUT
73. Exclamation. : AHA
74. ___ croisés, French crossword. : MOTS
75. Part of O.M. : MERIT
76. On the blue. : ASEA
77. Island off Zanzibar. : PEMBA
78. Transfer the title of. : CEDE
80. Boy's nickname. : RONNY
81. Facial expression. : SNEER
83. Spring. : DART
84. Commedia dell'___. : ARTE
85. Posts. : MAILS
87. Discoveries. : FINDS
89. Hounds' prey. : HARE
90. ___ France. : ILEDE
93. Retainer. : FEE
96. Friend of 'Arriet. : ARRY
98. Designating certain waters. : COASTAL
99. Berlin place. : STRASSE
100. Pillage. : RANSACK
101. Queer old duck. : GEEZER
103. Fresh. : CRISP
105. Suffix in chemistry. : OIN
106. Certain inducements. : BRIBES
108. Hammer part. : PEEN
109. Rabbit and others. : BRERS
110. Forest place. : GLADE
111. Shaped piece of metal. : TBAR
112. Pertaining to the Celts. : ERSE
113. Vestment. : COPE
114. Gardened. : HOED
116. Infancy, youth, etc. : AGES
117. Eleven: Prefix. : ENNE
118. To the: It. : ALLO
119. Dickens character. : NELL
120. Pine board. : DEAL
122. ___ Grundy. : MRS
123. Simian. : APE
125. Nothing. : NIL
126. Induced. : LED

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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